Translated from Chinese, it literally means "8 areas". The 8 directions used in the Feng Shui Ba Gua are the following: North, Northeast, East, Southeast, South, Southwest, West, and Northwest. Each direction has an Element, Color, and Life Area associated with it. Below is the summary of the eight feng shui guas.
North (compass reading from 337.5 to 22.5) Element: Water Color(s): Blue and Black Life Area: Career/Path in Life.
Northeast (compass reading from 22.5 to 67.5) Element: Earth Color(s): Beige, Light Yelow, and Sandy/Earthy Life Area: Spiritual Growth/Self-Cultivation.
East (compass reading from 67.5 to 112.5) Element: Wood Color(s): Brown and Green Life Area: Health & Family.
Southeast (compass reading from 112.5 to 157.5)Element: Wood Color(s): Brown and GreenLife Area: Prosperity & Abundance.
South (compass reading from 157.5 to 202.5) Element: Fire Color(s): Red, Orange, Purple, and Bright Yellow Life Area: Fame & Reputation.
Southwest (compass reading from 202.5 to 247.5) Element: Earth Color(s): Beige, Light Yelow, and Sandy/Earthy Life Area: Love & Marriage.
West (compass reading from 247.5 to 292.5)Element: Metal Color(s): White and Gray Life Area: Creativity/Children.
Northwest (compass reading from 292.2 to 337.5) Element: Metal Color(s): White and Gray Life Area: Helpful People/Blessings. Simply stated, Ba Gua is the energy map of any given space that gives you guidance on creating the most harmonious energy flow in your space.